Re: Quota patches

Nathan Scott (
Fri, 24 May 2002 12:35:10 +1000

hi Linus,

On Thu, May 23, 2002 at 10:03:50AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Thu, 23 May 2002, Jan Kara wrote:
> > ... . If he has newer tools
> > (<3.05) he has to decide depending on format he wants to use...

> This makes me pretty certain we just do not want to have the backwards-
> compatibility layer in 2.5.x
> Are there _any_ reasons to use the old stuff, if the fix is just to
> upgrade to a newer quota tool?

Moving to newer interfaces implies use of the new ondisk format
for the quota files (exclusively) - I'd imagine that's the main
reason behind providing a choice. Whether or not that reason is
sufficently compelling though... dunno. If one wanted to be able
to switch between booting either 2.4 (unpatched) and 2.5+, and
also maintain quota information on filestystems, then the choice
would be useful in that situation.


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